Anti-gun liberals are always trying to make the argument that legally armed citizens are more of a danger to society than they are a benefit, but every day there is another example of how that argument is false.
The argument from the left is that our Second Amendment rights are solely for the use of recreational purposes (sometimes). To them, legally carrying a gun in public places would do more harm than good in a dangerous situation.
The truth is, Concealed Carry Permit holders do stop crimes and do save lives. In this case, it was the life of an Arizona State Trooper.
On January 12, an armed citizen stopped and killed a man who was beating an Arizona State Trooper on the side of I-10.
The incident occurred early Thursday morning on about “50 miles west of downtown Phoenix.”
According to KTAR News, the trooper had stopped to investigate a rollover accident at about 4:30 a.m., when someone opened fire, shooting him in the shoulder. The alleged shooter then began to beat the officer. An armed citizen and his family were driving by when they spotted the officer under duress.
The citizen stopped the car, ran toward the officer and asked if he needed assistance. When the officer said “yes,” the citizen ran back to his car, grabbed his gun, then returned and “demanded the attacker stop.” The attacker refused to stop, so the citizen shot him multiple times, killing him.
Of course, in these days of “liberal logic” they are more likely to argue that there was no reason to shoot the perpetrator since he would have eventually tired and quit beating the trooper but if the trooper died in the process, ..well he was just another dirty cop who deserved it!
According to Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Col. Frank Milstead, “I don’t know that my trooper would be alive without [the armed citizen’s] assistance.”
“I would just say thank you.”
How often does a story like this make the front page news? Very seldom, if ever!
There was a reason why the Founding Fathers included the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in the Bill of Rights.
For defense, both PERSONAL AND NATIONAL!